Center has accorded special focus on holistic development of Kerala: Mandaviya

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The Government of India has accorded special focus on holistic development of Kerala based on the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishvaas, Sabka Prayaas, said union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday while virtually attending the inauguration of new surgical super speciality block at Government Medical College, Kozhikode.

“The completion of this super specialty block set up under PHASE-III of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) at Government Medical College, Kozhikode is an excellent example of this vibrant cooperative federalism among Union Government and the state government”, said Mandaviya.

Mandaviya highlighted that “dynamic collaboration among centre and state along with medical infrastructure is crucial for strengthening medical infrastructure cross the country as these are crucial pillars of healthcare security. It forms the foundation of ensuring universal healthcare in the country”.

Talking about the new surgical super speciality block, Mandaviya said that “the facility will not only cater to the tertiary health care needs of Kozhikode but of neighbouring districts too.”

The Superspecialty building having an area of 2.57 lakhs square feet is set up within 273 acres of college campus with a project cost of Rs. 195.93 crores, which includes Rs. 120 crores as Central Govt. share and Rs. 75.93 crores as State Govt. share.

The seven storeyed hospital has 500 beds which includes 190 ICU beds along with nineteen Modular operation theatres and equipment like C-Arm, MRI, CT scan, CSSD and multi organ transplant facilities. This will add facilities for five surgical Superspecialty Departments, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology among others.